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    I am headed to The One for sure. Just got into town and am looking for a house. But I am there!
    How was The One. Saw a few pictures around. Bummed I couldn't go. I flew in from Texas late that Saturday night.

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    Hey man. Im just a hop skip and a jump from ya. I live down towards Rochester. I ride around tumwater a lot.

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    Sick snow, but amazing people as advertised, I am a fan & follower.

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    I'm in Tacoma/Fort Lewis. Almost done with my build in time for the good weather.

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    Cool! What are you building? Best of luck! Let us know when you are on the road! Mike

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    1997 1200 Sportster on a Paughco S120E frame. First build ever, learning a ton. Going for kind of a rat rod bobber look. As little chrome as absolutely possible, down and dirty. Tins and tanks at the powder coater now. On a side note, J&D powder coating in Tacoma is pretty sweet for anyone that's interested.

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    Awesome, looks great, and thanks for the powder coating tip!

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    build complete, just gotta mess with some wiring for turns and brake, but I'm working now until 9 am tomorrow. VIN inspection with state patrol monday to get it titled. Rode it around my street last night, runs and rides great. Should be on the road legally in a few days.

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    Awesome! Congrats and safe riding, drop a line when you are legal and on the road! Mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cncannone View Post
    build complete, just gotta mess with some wiring for turns and brake, but I'm working now until 9 am tomorrow. VIN inspection with state patrol monday to get it titled. Rode it around my street last night, runs and rides great. Should be on the road legally in a few days.
    Let me know how that inspection goes. I had a very odd experience with the whole licencing thing. I bought bike from a guy in Cali that had an after market frame (no VIN stam). The title had a VIN, and the engine number matched. I brought the title to the DOL and they saw that the model year said 0000. I guess this means special construction. I was told that I would need an inspection. When I called the state patrol to schedule the appointment I asked what sort of requirements I should be aware of. The guy had no clue. He actually asked me if turn signals were a requirements (they aren't by the way). In the end I found some website with updated laws. You have to have a front fender and two mirrors now. Easy things to add and remove I guess.

    Just to see what would happen I went to a different DOL. The girl there asked me what asked me if "0000" meant 2000. Of course I said yes. Minutes later I had a title in hand. The only issue is that the title only lists the VIN which isnt on the bike. It doesn't list the engine number which is the only matching number. Could bite me in the ass eventually but I was so happy to have a title in hand I didn't really care at the moment. That being said, I may have to go to that inspection eventually.

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    The VIN inspection was easy enough. I showed up with the paughco MSO and the bill of sale for the motor. The officer with State Patrol initially told me I needed a bill of sale for everything; tank, forks, wheels, etc. I talked him out of that though, seemed a little ridiculous. My argument was that I could go to the dealership and buy a brand new bike, take it home, and change the tank or wheels real easy. Would I need to go back to State Patrol and run it by them then? Then he brought up how something like the tank or forks could be stolen so I pointed out that there's no serial number or anything on them so there'd be no way to check his database on it anyways. They gave me the paperwork I needed for DOL.

    DOL on the otherhand was a huge PITA. Walked in with the bill of sale for the motor, state patrol paperwork, and the MSO. They said they couldn't take the MSO and that they needed a bill of sale from Paughco and that I needed to pay sales tax on the bike.... the bike that I built, not a bike that I bought. That turned into a two day ordeal with them that ended with Paughco having to fax them a bill of sale with a coversheet because I guess the one they emailed me that I printed out didn't look official enough.

    WA laws say that for a build/rebuild of any motor vehicle, it needs to be fully built/rebuilt before a title can be issued. Back home in Massachusetts not only do the State Police come out to your house for the inspection instead of having to take it to them, but they'll issue a title for a bare frame. I do not understand this state sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cncannone View Post
    The VIN inspection was easy enough. I showed up with the paughco MSO and the bill of sale for the motor. The officer with State Patrol initially told me I needed a bill of sale for everything; tank, forks, wheels, etc. I talked him out of that though, seemed a little ridiculous. My argument was that I could go to the dealership and buy a brand new bike, take it home, and change the tank or wheels real easy. Would I need to go back to State Patrol and run it by them then? Then he brought up how something like the tank or forks could be stolen so I pointed out that there's no serial number or anything on them so there'd be no way to check his database on it anyways. They gave me the paperwork I needed for DOL.

    DOL on the otherhand was a huge PITA. Walked in with the bill of sale for the motor, state patrol paperwork, and the MSO. They said they couldn't take the MSO and that they needed a bill of sale from Paughco and that I needed to pay sales tax on the bike.... the bike that I built, not a bike that I bought. That turned into a two day ordeal with them that ended with Paughco having to fax them a bill of sale with a coversheet because I guess the one they emailed me that I printed out didn't look official enough.

    WA laws say that for a build/rebuild of any motor vehicle, it needs to be fully built/rebuilt before a title can be issued. Back home in Massachusetts not only do the State Police come out to your house for the inspection instead of having to take it to them, but they'll issue a title for a bare frame. I do not understand this state sometimes.
    Sounds about right. Maybe they just dont see a lot of custom bikes up here. Thats why I decided to go to a different DOL location to see if I could the the result I was looking for. Are you running duel mirror and a front fender? Just curious how picky they are at the state patrol

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    Quote Originally Posted by elJimmyG View Post
    Sounds about right. Maybe they just dont see a lot of custom bikes up here. Thats why I decided to go to a different DOL location to see if I could the the result I was looking for. Are you running duel mirror and a front fender? Just curious how picky they are at the state patrol
    I'm in the Army so I have mirrors, turn signals, everything. I have a front fender but literally just forgot to throw it on the day of the inspection. State Patrol didn't say anything about it until as I was about to pull away. He just said, "you might want to put a front fender on." I didn't run a front fender on the last bike I had and I rode it for almost a year up here and no one ever said anything.

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    Yeah, I haven't been running mirrors (although I'm pondering throwing one on), or front fender. Nobody has bothered me. I figure if I ever get stopped I can plead ignorance and get a "fix it" ticket at least once.

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    Default western wa.

    centralia ring a bell??

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    Quote Originally Posted by guysmiley7190 View Post
    centralia ring a bell??
    Olympia.....so not far.

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    So, I just got a new job that I will be starting next week out in the Bellingham area. The good part is that I wont be traveling so much. So I got to thinking. What do you guys think about putting together a quick simple run for the hell of it this summer? Just like a weekend thing. Figured I would throw it out there.

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    I'm down! Busy in June, but not much else happening after that.

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    Definitely down. Getting married in Hawaii first week in August so between that and the Army constantly giving me the green weenie my schedule is crazy. I'll make it work though

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    After EDR, my gf and I will be staying in Westport for a few months while getting back on our feet.

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